mile (4005) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown – almost black, average mostly diminishing very dark brown head. Average malty and caramel sweetish aroma, licorice and roastiness, light alcohol and chocolate. Body is medium to full, caramel sweetish flavor, licorice and roastiness, light alcohol and chocolate. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, licorice and strong alcohol. Sweet IS with licorice. If there has been any hoppyness, that has been buried under caramel sweetness and licorice. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Black pour with a small, reddish tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, light chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, chocolate mousse. Slight fruity twinge. Some licorice. Mild cherry note. Almost like a muted Dark Lord. Full bodied. Decent carbonation. A slow sipper for sure. Pretty great beer. PotjeBier (3546) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2011
On tap @ Beer Temple. Black color with brown head. Burnt, roasted aroma, with soy sauce and sugar. Sweet alcoholic flavor with some roast and ash. Full bodied. Not bad, but I’ve had much better Imperial Stouts. omhper (25382) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2011
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Opaque black, minimal head. Vast aroma of Baileys and brandy. Malty with lots of chocolate, sweet licorice and Mars bar. Full bodied with oily mouthfeel. Potent but edgeless. Intensely warming without being boozy at all. Haandbryggeriet has certainly progressed in my eyes lately. In my point of view their early beers were eye-catching but superficial. As of lately they are real stunners, combining depth and and attractive surface. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
’09 vintage thanks to either Kevin or Chris!
A- Boday is an opaque dark brown-nearly black hue that does not let light shine through. Pours with a 1/2 finger deep brown foamy head-which eventually fades to a thick collar.
S- Big, black, and rich. Typical and good for an RIS- plum, anise, raisin, cocoa, a hint of dark chocolate.
T- The highlight of the flavor is very dark roasted malt. Dark chocolate comes througg initially as well as a bit of smokey ash. The finish is more balanced with typical RIS (see noes) characters coming through more. A faint roasted malt flavor lingers on the palate.
M- Soft carbonation and a thick, heavy body.
D- This is a good RIS overall with a nice roasted character addition. If I had not had so many world class brews from this style I may have ranked it higher-because this is a very good, enjoyable brew overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-25-2010 02:13:10
harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Black with thin tan head. Woody and choccy. Some pretty good dark malts. Espresso/dark choc. Bit of wood on finish. Intense woody impy stout. I liked it. Christian (13759) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Big aroma of chocolate, licorice and fruit. Dry and dark malty flavour with licorice, some alcohol and juniper SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
500 ml bottle from Belmont Station; batch 210, bottled 1/20/09; so wow, going on almost two years now; pours dark as night with soft texture and dense dark head fading quickly to the edges; bakers chocolate, dense creamy roast, dry malt and some red wine; rich oat and nuts too; wow, drinks silky smooth and rich, but also delicate and complex; alcohol is hidden by layers of chocolate, coffee, sweet roast and cookies; nothing harsh or out of place; lack of astringency is shocking as it drinks quite smoothly despite it’s heft and flavor; whoa daddy; sweet, rich and vinous; vanilla and chocolate cake; wonder what the final gravity here is b/c it’s remarkably drinkable and smooth; no cloying sweetness whatsoever; makes me want to toss an expedition in the fridge to compare; amazing all around and I’ll be picking up more of this next time in Portland Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
My favorite beer from this stand @BBF 2010! The stout - chocolate, coffee, slight roast/burn and alcohol. It’s all here. Nice brew! smith4498 (3651) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Batch #277 brewed 3/27/2010. Pours black with dark brown head. Aromas of burnt malts and chocolate with some funkiness. Brunt malt flavor with some sweet milk chocolat and a hint of sourness. Full body with average carbonation.